Corbyn will create space for female leader: Angela Rayner


LONDON: The shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has said that Jeremy Corbyn will create the space for Labour to have the next female leader. She criticised what she described as a cultural misogyny problem but praised strong male feminists in Labour.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with shadow education secretary Angela Rayner.

Asked about her views of sexist bullying of women, the Ashton-under-Lyne MP told the Sunday Times magazine: “I think culturally we have a misogyny problem, not just in the Labour Party.” She added that she believes “some of the best feminists I know are men in the Labour movement”.
Asked why the party has not yet had a woman as leader she said: “Watch this space. I think Jeremy will create the space for us to have the next female leader.” The 37-year-old has spoken openly about her tough childhood, growing up with a mother who struggled with mental health problems, and leaving school pregnant at 16.